Atletico may sign Lacazette

Atletico may sign Lacazette

Atletico Madrid are considering options with the purchase of Alexandre Lacazette, if they don’t manage to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG.

Edinson Cavani was the main contender for the place of center-forward at Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan is completing his mission at the Parisian club and because of conflicts with management agreed on the transfer to Wanda Metropolitano. Especially considering that this season he is losing competition to newbie Mauro Icardi. Only 12 matches for PSG are in his asset, in which he scored five goals and made one assist. The forward’s transfer expires in the summer and after that he will be able to leave to Diego Simeone for free, but they don’t want to let the Uruguayan go even under the pretext of a lack of financial compensation.

Atletico want to cover the center-forward position in the mid-season transfer window after Joao Felix’s failed half of the season, who already misses Benfica and claimed that he would like to return to Lisbon. Diego Costa will leave the team soon; therefore, the Mattress Makers have nothing to expect with only stable Alvaro Morata on the edge, both in domestic league and in the Champions League.

Therefore, the Indians are considering the option with the purchase of Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal London. Not much has been going right in the attack for the Frenchman for the past year and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks significantly stronger than the former Lyon player. This season Lacazette has scored only six goals and made two assists in all tournaments for the Gunners.

If we compare Cavani and Lacazette as the edge of attack for Atletico, then the Uruguayan is more suitable for Simeone’s team play. Thanks to a powerful torso and anthropometry he can cover the ball better and fight in the air, which is the main striking force of the Mattress Makers in the attack. Lacazette is more oriented on a swift transition from defense to attack and is not considered a center-forward as such. He would have maximum efficiency only in connection with conditional Cavani or Morata thanks to his technique and pace. But because of being unconfident these past months his efficiency could have been better.